Peugeot is stepping into the hotly-contested light SUV class with the launch of the all-new 2008 SUV, the French brand’s latest urban crossover designed to fit the modern landscape.
Like Peugeot’s slew of new offerings, the all-new 2008 delivers plenty of road presence thanks to its bold nose, sharp and muscular lines, and short front and rear overhang.
Measuring 4.3m long, 1.77m wide and 1.55m high, the all-new Peugeot 2008 SUV has room for five, plus a boot that holds 434 litres, expandable to 1,015 litres with the back seat folded.
The all-new Peugeot 2008 SUV is powered by a 1.2-litre, turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine offered in two stages of tune.
The PureTech 130 horsepower, fitted to the Allure, develops 96 kilowatts of power at 5,500rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 1,750rpm and the PureTech 155 horsepower, standard for GT Sport, delivers 114 kilowatts and 240 Nm.
For Allure the PureTech 130 is mated to the Aisin six-speed automatic transmission while the GT Sport gets an Aisin eight-speed auto.
Prices for the all-new Peugeot 2008 SUV start from $34,990 plus on-road costs for the Allure variant, which features directional LED headlights, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, gloss black longitudinal roof bars, Peugeot’s 3D i-Cockpit with 6 configurable 3D instrument panel displays as well as a modular configurable boot floor.
Technological features are enhanced on the GT Sport which, with a starting price of $43,990 plus ORCs and has as standard a connected 3D navigation, leather upholstery, 18-inch Onyx Black alloy wheels, Diamond Black roof, premium black interior, eight-colour interior ambient lighting and heated, massage (driver only) front seats.
GT Sport also features adaptive cruise control with complete Stop & Go function, Lane Positioning Assist (lane centering) and Active Blind Spot Monitoring and aluminium pedals.
Full LED headlights with Peugeot Smartbeam Assist (auto high beam) are standard on GT Sport and feature Peugeot’s distinctive signature ‘sabre tooth’ 3 claw Daytime Running Lights giving it even greater recognition on the GT Sport.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is standard on 2008 Allure with pedestrian and cyclist detection, with 2008 GT Sport receiving the latest third generation AEB with additional capability of night-time (low light) detection.
2021 Peugeot 2008 price and specification
|Model||Power & Transmission||Price|
|2008 Allure||96 kW – 6 speed EAT||$ 34,990|
|2008 GT Sport||114 kW – 8 speed EAT||$ 43,990|
An electric opening sunroof is optionally available to the GT Sport variant, and a total choice of 7 colours including three special 3 coat / pearlescent paint colours on the range.
All-new Peugeot 2008 comes with Peugeot’s five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, five-year roadside assistance and five-year Service Price Promise program.